Ohio University

Export Controlled Research

Definition: Includes information that is regulated for reasons of national security, foreign, policy, anti-terrorism, or non-proliferation.

Governing Authority: The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

Responsible Operating Unit: Office of Research

Examples: Includes but are not limited to: chemical and biological agents, scientific satellite information, certain software or technical data, military electronics, certain nuclear physics information, and documents detailing work on new formulas for explosives.

Special Considerations: This data type is governed by current law. Current law requires that this data be stored in the U.S. and that only authorized U.S. persons be permitted to access the data.

Acceptable IT Services & Tools: 

  • None.

Consultation Required:

  • None. 

Not Permitted IT Services & Tools:

  • Blackboard
  • OnBase
  • OneDrive/O365 Group or individual accounts
  • PeopleSoft
  • Personal cloud accounts
  • Personal/Non-University owned devices
  • Qualtrics
  • NAS departmental shared storage (shared.ohio.edu)
  • NAS individual home storage (home.ohio.edu)

If you don't see the IT service or tool listed that you wish to use to store data classified as medium or high sensitivity, contact Information Security to determine if it's appropriate for your data type.